Bingo and the UK Culture
There are lots of aspects that are waiting to be considered as an essential part of the culture of the United Kingdom. However, only a few can backed their own history 500-years ago.
Well, being said that, the entertainment industry over this place would never be out of the list. Although it experienced a few changes in the public, it also created a continuous landscape in the industry. But, among the others, bingo already stood firm and embedded itself within the UK culture.
Bingo gaming actually became popular within mainland Europe initially. Then, afterward, it crossed over the UK and the US in the early time of the 1900s. During that time, bingo was a pastime game into the underground due to the implemented restrictive gambling rules.
The Origin of Commercial Bingo in the UK
Aside from the working men’s clubs in which bingo became a popular game in the UK, there are also other sectors that embraced the fame of bingo entertainment in the country. Some of these are the Royal British Legion and also count on some of the other ex-services clubs.
Going back to the times of World War II, the commercial bingo was tried to be clamped down under the order of the Metropolitan Police. They are attempting to pursue prosecutions against the bingo game organizers. But, bingo started to get more popular after the war as people tried to re-established their lives.